Strength of Wins
I find this chart to be very interesting every year. How it’s devised is if you beat an FBS opponent you get credit for all their wins over their FBS opponents.
In this first chart below you can see Strength of Wins. Here you can see Alabama still in the #1 spot on this list. Alabama has wins over Florida St, Fresno St, Colorado St, Vanderbilt, Mississippi, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Tennessee, LSU and Mississippi St and those teams have a total of 59 wins. At the bottom you will see the winless team UTEP. While there are only 1 winless teams, my chart grades 5 teams as having credit with a win but their foes have not won a single game vs a FBS foe.
Here is the Complete list of Strength of Wins with rank:Games Played Thru 11/18/17
Pain of Losses
This next chart we will go over is the Pain of Losses. Here if you lose to an opponent you get credit for all their losses. While there are 4 teams unbeaten, there is 1 team who has only lost to an unbeaten foe. San Jose St is at the top of this list with a combined 59 foe losses. Their foe losses include USF, Texas, Utah, Utah St, UNLV, Fresno St, Hawaii, BYU, San Diego St, Nevada and Colorado St. Unlike the Strength of Wins chart, the Pain of Losses chart does include a loss to an FCS foe. I count that loss a 4 towards the combined foe loss record due to the weakness of the opponent.
Here is your complete Pain of Losses Chart with rank: Games Played Thru 11/18/17
Overall Wins and Losses
In this last chart below you can see the overall wins and losses. As you can see the top teams are Alabama, Wisconsin and Miami, FL. One of the most interesting teams here is Notre Dame (highlighted in green). They are 9-2, but they only get credit for 1 loss on this chart because it came from Georgia (10-1) and the other from an unbeaten Miami, Fl team. The bottom teams are all the winless teams.
Here is the Overall Wins and Losses Chart with %:Games Played Thru 11/18/17